Home renovation is a time-consuming task that requires a high level of decision-making ability and patience. If your family is relocating to Singapore, you must select what to bring and what to leave behind. You must decide on the type of decor you desire and the interior design style for your home. All of these judgments would be impossible to make without the expert advice of designers and architects with decades of experience. Designers can handle the aesthetics, but someone who knows how to regulate the house’s electricity output should handle the electrical connection. If you’re moving into a new house in Singapore, having your electrical system installed by a Hdb approved electrical contractor  will save you time, energy, and money in the long run.


The following are some basic electrical safety recommendations that every homeowner should follow:


Check Connections & Power

Electrical equipment, including lighting fixtures, should be in good working order at all times. One of the most common causes of short circuits in the electrical system is malfunctioning or improperly plugged-in equipment. As a result, all electrical equipment in the home should be thoroughly inspected prior to use for potential malfunctions. Contact your false ceiling contractor Singapore and allow them to collaborate with the electrician to resolve any power issues that may arise in the hidden electrical output.


Switch Off The Power

Switch off the primary power source. It is critical to keep the power on while working on the electrical system of the home to avoid electric shocks and accidents. When performing major electrical maintenance tasks, always turn off the main power. Always turn off the plug point and continue working when performing minor power outlet maintenance.


Use Both Cold & Warm Outlets

Use outlets suitable for use in both warm and cold temperatures. Warm power outlets can indicate a variety of issues, from overloaded electrical circuits to frayed wiring. As a result, once a month, check all of the outlets in your home by placing your hand on each outlet. Warm or hot outlets indicate a problem. Contact your false ceiling contractor Singapore and instruct them to leave enough space during the installation for the power outlet to be inspected and replaced if necessary.


Extinguishing agent (Fire Suppression System)

A fire extinguisher should be kept on hand at all times in the home. Water is an excellent conductor of electricity and should never be used to extinguish an electric fire of any size.


Leave Appliances That Are Old

Appliances that are more than ten years old should be buried. It is possible that as a result of normal wear and tear, your older appliances will develop grounding issues. This puts you at risk of experiencing shock. Before using any appliances, ensure that they all have three-pronged plugs that can be properly connected to a grounded outlet. Kitchen appliances equipped with two-pronged plugs should be replaced immediately.


Subject Matter Expert’s Intervention

If there is any doubt, it is recommended that one consult an expert. If a problem appears to be spiralling out of control and requiring additional attention, always seek assistance from a qualified electrician.


Shock Hazard Prevention

All rooms with running water must have ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). When a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) detects that a circuit has become a shock hazard, the circuit’s electrical current is automatically cut off. To avoid any accidents, it is critical that they are installed in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room by an HDB-approved electrical contractor.


Extension Cords

Extending an extension cord for an extended period of time is not recommended. Never consider using power extension cords as a long-term source of electricity. While extension cords are excellent for temporary use, if you are constantly reliant on them, you should consider installing an outlet instead.



Avoid overloading a single electrical outlet at all costs. Energy-efficient outlets are programmed to generate a predetermined amount of energy. Multiple high-wattage appliances plugged into the same outlet at the same time is extremely dangerous. Even if you are unable to rearrange your appliances to utilise alternative outlets, you should consider installing a new outlet to alleviate some of the strain on the existing outlet.